Career in geology, An exciting and diverse science which includes depth of science, Geology is one of the most promising career options in today’s date. We give you a brief insight into making a career in geology.
I fondly remember my Geography lessons from school.
The faculty used to bring a world map and ask us to locate the famous geographic entities around the world. She would also bring other charts to explain to us, how did physical structures form naturally over the years and what role does a Geologist play in the study of geology.
Geology is the study of Earth, its processes, materials, history and its effect on humans and life in general. If you like living outdoors, and are heavily inquisitive about the formation of natural structures, then a career in geology is perfect for you. An exciting and diverse science which includes depth of Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Palaeontology, and Biology; Geology is one of the most promising career options in today’s date.
We give you a brief insight into making a career in geology.
To pursue a career in geology, a graduate degree is sufficient. However, it is suggested that you have a science background before you decide to take up a career in Geology. For Bachelor’s you need to have passed HSC with Science subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Maths/Biology. For Master’s you can apply with any stream as your graduate degree.
A career in geology offers the prospect of ding much more than sitting behind a desk. Most companies that go for college placements prefer a candidate with Master’s degree, as that would highlight the field of specialization of the candidate. Apart from oil and gas fields, jobs are also offered by companies with a profile that of petroleum, forestry, ecology, mining and natural resources, environmental management project, site recommendation, surveying, renewable energy, etc.
A geologist’s work profile decides the amount of salary he/she withdraws. While job opportunities are great in this field, the pay package increases with experience. While a graduate can earn as much as Rs 2-3 lakhs per annum, a post graduate without experience can begin with Rs 4 lakh and can go up to Rs 20 lakhs per annum, on gaining relevant experience.
Pros and Cons
P: Lucrative job options, projects abroad
C: Initial struggle required; since geology is related to environment, you will be required to go for fieldwork most of the time.
A geologist must be physically fit to take up a job, as that is one of the most prior requirements for an onsite project. The life of a geologist is quite fulfilling, mostly because of two reasons- the commitment to nature, and getting paid for what they love doing.